Steve is a partner in the Real Estate and Commercial Lending practices. He was a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee and former co-chair of the Diversity Committee. He represents real estate developers and owners in the acquisition, financing, and development of new multifamily projects and for the disposition of existing properties. With a reputation for providing sophisticated real estate counsel, Steve advises clients in acquisitions, development, and financing of raw land, office buildings, residential subdivisions, condominiums, industrial properties, and retail projects. Clients appreciate Steve’s direct approach and proven track record for negotiating, preparing, and reviewing all types of loan documentation and complex multifamily development documentation and most importantly for closing deals in an efficient and pragmatic manner.
Local, regional, and national lenders also hire Steve to structure and close commercial real estate term and construction loan transactions, corporate lending transactions, and asset-based lending transactions. He also handles loan workouts and restructurings for these institutions. Steve has led due diligence teams, including in connection with single-lender acquisitions of several large loan portfolios. Steve regularly serves as special Georgia counsel on significant multi-state financings of all types. In these scenarios, he is engaged by lead counsel at major national law firms to provide advice on Georgia law, as well as opinion letters in connection with significant financings.